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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 9 – Glittery Christmas December 20, 2011

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“On the Ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Nine Ladies Dancing” That sounds pretty – but not terribly useful.

Something else that isn’t useful – but is pretty is a set of painted nails.  Today I bring you a glitter and accent nail style. On the 4 green fingers is Wet n’ Wild’s SaGreena the Teenage Witch and the accent nail is Zoya Kristi. SaGreena is – in my opinion a perfect clone of Holly. Some people have said Sagreena is much darker – but when I swatched both under all lighting in my house the two colors were identical and the amount of shimmer was the same too! (but you get what you pay for – I like the zoya formula better – it seems to peel off less.)  Then on top of all nails I added a medium thickness coat of Wet n’ Wild’s The Gold and The Beautiful.  It is super sheer (up to ~7 layers) so it just added a subtle gold shimmer to the top of the nails – to me this is a great holiday combination. As always Seche Vite finishes up the nails.

What is your favorite color combination for Christmas-time?

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 8 – Snow falling December 19, 2011

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“On the Eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Eight Maids a-milking” Hmmm, what are the eight maids milking? I haven’t gotten any cows, just lots of birds.

Something else we haven’t got is snow – at least here in Seattle. It’s been a fairly warm winter so far (*knock on wood), but though I love snow I do not love driving to work in snow. So instead I decided to re-create snow on my fingers! This is Sally Hansen’s All Wined Up with Cosmetics Arts Fairy Dust white glitter. I put on 1 coat (that’s all it takes to be opaque) of the All Wined up and then once it was dry I put a super light coat of the Fairy Dust on starting half way up the nail, then half way up that I put a medium coat of more Fairy Dust. Then finally I put a nice thick bit closer to the tip – it gives a similar effect to sponge painting I’ve seen some bloggers do – but this was much quicker with less cleanup. As usual the nails are covered with my standard Seche Vite

What is your favorite thing to do in the snow?

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 5 – Good tidings we bling December 16, 2011

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“On the Fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Five Golden Rings.” Phew – finally something pretty to wear- one for each finger on one hand! I hope they are real gold though!

If that Bling isn’t enough for you – I know what is – Iin fact it is in the title of this Sephora by Opi polish “Good Tidings We Bling”. This is a glitter polish that has different sized hexagional red and green glitters suspended in a clear base.  It goes opaque in about six coats – so instead I put 3 coats over Sally’s All Wined up just so I didn’t have soooo much polish on my fingers.

The photo came out horrible, I know. I tried many times, but I just could not pick up all the glittery goodness – sorry! I promise it is way better in real life.

What is your favorite holiday bling?

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 4 – Kristi AND Holly December 15, 2011

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“On the Fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…four calling birds.” Ok I get that they like birds – but we are up to 10 birds – that is a lot of bird droppings to clean up!

Something easier to clean up is nail polish 🙂 My buddy Mr. Acetone works great for that.

I know guys love women getting it on with each other – and well, so do I, at least when it is Kristi and Holly!  That’s right the two Zoya’s look fabulous together. Kristi’s creamy red with Holly’s sparkely vibrant green makes quite the duo, and with using the new “half moon” style it is a really contemporary style that makes me think of those round glass orniments.

I applied Holly just over yesterday’s Kristi using the handy dandy 3 hole punch re-inforcers.

This is much more vibrant than yesterday’s but it is still really nice and not too out there. 

What colors do you like to put in a half moon design together?

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 3 – Kristi December 14, 2011

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“On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…three french hens.” Seriously? The person who is the gift recipient must have an aviary or something…Me? I just own way too many nail polishes…

So today I bring you Zoya Kristi. To me this is the perfect RED. It’s not cool toned, it’s not warm toned – it’s just Red.  It is a cream that could probably be opaque in just one coat – but I’m light handed with my coats so I needed a second.  Kristi also was a little chilly so I covered her with some more Seche Vite – if you need to figure out what to get me for Christmas, another bottle of Seche Vite would rock!

So this is a totally normal look – but it’s still really pretty and given all the other Christmassy  things around, the red feels Christmassy too.

Are there any non-holiday things you have that you think translate great into holiday wear?

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